Youth Expression Showcase

Our weekly radio program invites students in Grades K-12 to perform live on the air. Hear young musicians, singer/songwriters, photographers, writers, poets and other people who express themselves through the arts.

Oral History

SLB Radio’s Oral History Program connects teens with adult role models in their communities. Click here to listen.


Since 1978, The Saturday Light Brigade has broadcast LIVE spontaneous on-air phone calls from kids and adults as part of its Saturday morning radio program. Now you can hear some of the most memorable calls from people participating in on-air games and other participatory features or simply calling to tell us about something exciting.


Join us as we celebrate the original talent in our midst with these weekly archives of in-studio performances by regional and national musicians and artists. Folk, bluegrass, jazz, singer/songwriter, international, storytellers and more!


Audio replays from the hundreds of arts, human services and other non-profit organizations interviewed by SLB each year.

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Sally Spring

August 21, 2010 – 1:01 pm | 1,764 views
Sally Spring

We’re pleased to have welcome renowned singer-songwriter Sally Spring live in our studios. Sally, whose beautiful voice will instantly charm fans of folk music, will be accompanied by her husband Ted on acoustic resonator guitar.

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Sasha Voinov

August 21, 2010 – 12:57 pm | 2,954 views
Sasha Voinov We were pleased to welcome the very talented, young pianist and songwriter Sasha Voinov, live in our studios.

Kindergarten Here I Come

August 14, 2010 – 11:20 am | 1,972 views
Organizers, students, parents and teachers join us during this exciting event celebrating the transition from preschool to kindergarten.

The Green Compass: Cosmetics & Park Violence

August 7, 2010 – 3:21 pm | 2,296 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 001 Breanna Evans-Potter and Chalese Floyd from the Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Program join us to discuss their experiences producing environmentally themed radio broadcasts at The Saturday Light Brigade.

Storyteller Tim Tingle

August 7, 2010 – 11:30 am | 2,259 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 002 Tim Tingle is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and brings the lore of its culture to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories.

Sleep Experiments

August 7, 2010 – 10:14 am | 1,489 views
2010-08-07-Sat Show Pics 003 We're please to host Sleep Experiments, a trio who combine acoustic guitars, keyboards and three-part harmony to make beautiful, ambient folk music.

Saturday Stumper

August 6, 2010 – 12:09 pm | 4,740 views
Sam and Charlie join us live on the air to solve our Saturday Stumper.

Mystery Melody-Swing Low Sweet Chariot

August 4, 2010 – 3:11 pm | 1,785 views
2010-08-04 002 Joe calls in to share some history about our Mystery Melody.

University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones

August 4, 2010 – 10:08 am | 2,960 views
uprep photos 067 This year SLB had the exciting experience of instructing a "Storytelling Through Technology" class at University Prep-Pittsburgh Milliones. Students gained experience with microphones, portable recording devices, and audio editing software. They also learned the art of the interview as well as how audio can be used as a tool to further their understanding of the world around them. During the year students used these acquired skills to interview their teachers and create professional radio pieces.

The Green Compass Season 2

August 2, 2010 – 3:40 pm | 3,235 views
2010 Green Compass Storybox Twenty students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.